Creating a company is the US

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Hello guys! Im thinking about creating my own company online.
Im 19 years old and last last month i made $2500 dollars from one of my websites. It looks like my business is growing fast.
Im thinking about expanding my business in different ways. And i wanna register a LLC company.

How much would i need to register a LLC in the USA and What legal documents i need.

Any experiences or comments please guys.
#company #creating
  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    It depends on the state and whether or not you are a citizen.
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    • Profile picture of the author Horacioplus
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      It depends on the state and whether or not you are a citizen.
      The state of Florida and im not a citizen but i been living in the US for 15 years.
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by HoracioR View Post

        The state of Florida and im not a citizen but i been living in the US for 15 years.
        I don't think it is legal to work for yourself on line in the US for so long if you aren't a citizen. They give SPONSORED people permission to stay for college, university, legal family, or work. So unless you are working for someone that can sponsor you, or are the spouse/child of one doing so, I think it is illegal to stay on those terms. Granted, you COULD go to school, but how did you come here 15 years ago? You could likely have become a citizen THEN. I'm ASSUMING you came with your family. If so, assuming they are legal, you may have a few years left before someone may say GO BACK.

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  • Profile picture of the author tagalog
    I am probably confused on this one as I have always thought that providing you are doing business in the USA, for example I run internet courses and I have students in the USA, I would be able to set up a business there.

    I thought physical presence, ie, living in the U.S.A. was not necessary.

    As I said, I am probably wrong :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author LillySage
      Do yourself a favor and talk to an attorney, or at least go to one of those websites like mycorporation(dot)com or legalzoom(dot)com
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    • Profile picture of the author thecolt
      Originally Posted by tagalog View Post

      I am probably confused on this one as I have always thought that providing you are doing business in the USA, for example I run internet courses and I have students in the USA, I would be able to set up a business there.

      I thought physical presence, ie, living in the U.S.A. was not necessary.

      As I said, I am probably wrong :-)
      Hi.

      No your not wrong, many non US citizens can form a llc in Delaware from another country. The whole process is surprisingly simple and only costs about $250.
      Delaware Division of Corporations - How to Incorporate in Delaware

      However if you want to set up a business bank account / merchant account you will need a social security number.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by tagalog View Post

      I am probably confused on this one as I have always thought that providing you are doing business in the USA, for example I run internet courses and I have students in the USA, I would be able to set up a business there.

      I thought physical presence, ie, living in the U.S.A. was not necessary.

      As I said, I am probably wrong :-)

      Physical presence is not required, but there ARE laws that make it illegal past a certain point to be here physically, unless you register in some way. MOST countries have the same sort of rules. I can go to europe for 90 days, for example, but after THAT, in most countries, FORGET IT!

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author BKKBound
    Physical presence in the USA to open a company or LLC is not required. I have used many LLC and C Corp structures and I am not currently US based. Now bank accounts are likely a different story.
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  • Profile picture of the author Horacioplus
    I was born in a spanish country but i came to the USA when i was only 5 years old. I have SSN and legal documents. My question was dif i need documents about my business?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    It would make a lot more sense to contact the State of Florida and get the real information directly from them, instead of asking a random bunch of people on a forum whose members live all over the world.
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